Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

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Alphabet’s Google has struck a $ 1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff... Read More

Google sued over sex discrimination

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Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work. The suit says Google... Read More

'Dolphin' attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants

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Voice-controlled assistants by Amazon, Apple and Google could be hijacked by ultrasonic audio commands that humans cannot hear, research suggests. Two teams said the assistants responded to commands broadcast at... Read More

Android Oreo released by Google

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Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS), which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits. It adds a new “picture-in-picture” mode that lets some apps... Read More

Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting

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Google has cancelled an all-staff meeting to discuss a controversial memo about diversity written by former engineer James Damore. It is reported that some staff members were concerned about being... Read More

Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study

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Cyber-thieves have made at least $ 25m (£19m) from ransomware in the last two years, suggests research by Google. The search giant created thousands of virtual victims of ransomware to... Read More

Google to add 'news feed' to website and app

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Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories,... Read More

Google Glass smart eyewear returns

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Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, more than two years after the original version of the product was cancelled. The company said Glass... Read More

Google not liable for back taxes in France

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Google will not have to pay 1.1bn euros (£970m) in back taxes, after the technology giant won a legal case brought by the French authorities. A court in Paris ruled... Read More